Thursday 19 January 2017

Time to sort out fathers' rights

Published 17/08/2010 | 05:00

Margaret Dromey, CEO of Treoir, quite rightly pointed out that fathers can be made guardians when the mother gives permission (Letters, August 14). However, there are several important points to be made:

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The reason there are so many guardianship applications being made is because the mothers refuse to agree.

Fathers only have rights after a court or mother agrees. (The right to apply for those rights is merely a means to an end.)

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